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Address: 39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: (503) 325-2502

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Going back in time

My husband and I went to the museum, it is not like other museums I have been to but, to see where so many worked and how they worked so hard was interesting. There are murals on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
CrabbyAnnie62
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Portland, Oregon
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Spokane, WA.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was interesting to see the old machines, etc., but it could use a person on-site to explain things. Didn't take long to go through.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped to view as we read about this before our trip. We spoke to a kind gentleman that let us look around a bit as he was working. Hopefully it will be ready by summer when it is more in tourist season. We liked the little we were able to view.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I went to the museum, it is not like other museums I have been to but, to see where so many worked and how they worked so hard was interesting. There are murals on the walls and there are thousands of signatures on the walls, presumably the last to work there. The bathrooms were stepping back in... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are interested in how Astoria came to be one of the leading fish canning ports in American, you will enjoy the Bumble Bee Cannery Museum. You will have to see for yourself how Bumble Bee seafood started and are still viable to this day.

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Columbus, GA
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53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a nice self-guided tour that tells the great history of the Bumblebee Cannery in Astoria. Although I was expecting far more from the Pier 39 location, it was a nice homage to one of the important roots of Astorian history. If you explore through the entire site, you will indulge yourself in the history and interesting stories of... More 

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Astoria, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

39th street extends out to a building over the columbia that was once home to the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and this is where the brand Bumble Bee Tuna began. Today the building features a small museum with lots of pictures and some of the old canning gear. The building alos has Rogue Brewpub and a lovely coffee shop... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A chance to learn some free history and view the sea lions while we waited for the trolley to arrive. Huge tuna cans!

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I discovered this place accidentally and thought it a find. It's the BEST view of the ship channel, the interior is an interesting glimpse of an industry and a time in history. Have a hot chocolate or coffee in the Coffee Girl coffee shop (that served cannery workers) and just sit and take in the sights, sounds and smells of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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385 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

the museum here is very limited - a selection of machinery and some information panels in the old factory building. it takes a lot of imagination to picture this place as a functioning cannery. However, the location is very picturesque and it is worth 10+ minutes of your time as it is free

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Albuquerque
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is worth a short stop, but the museum could be so much more interesting and informative. For example, if they told more about the life of a cannery worker during those times, or more about the process of fishing for the cannery. We'd rather have paid and seen a more well-developed set of exhibits.

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